This will be an even shorter review than my review of 2020’s remake of Destroy All Humans!. All I really need to say for Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed is… ditto. It’s just as beautiful and just as fun, but a whole lot bigger, with maps in the US, UK, Japan, Russia, and the moon. This time it’s set in the ’60s (with a soundtrack from the same era).
Like the original first game, I never played the original second (or third) game either. It does appear that there will be a remake of the third game as well, but that one seems to have been a major departure in quality, and the loss of the original voice actors. We’ll see. Either way, I hope these remakes eventually lead to a completely new mainline game.
According to my game stats,
it only took me 6 hours to beat the game (that feels wrong) (yeah, there’s no way that’s right — HowLongToBeat has it at 11 hours average and I’m slower than most players cause I like to take my time — I think 6 hours represented my playtime for that last session), but it took me the span of several months just to complete those hours. Gettin’ old and have less time for games I guess. There’s still more side missions and secrets to uncover if I had time to play some more.
I did come across a handful of fun Easter eggs, especially a lot of JAWS references. Another Easter egg that can be unlocked with achievement (by finding hidden items) or by just entering a cheat code is a quick commentary video by the voice actors, called “Salad Days:”
Unlike in the first game where there was no difficulty setting, this time there is. If you want that full arcade difficulty experience, I highly recommend putting it on the toughest option. You’ll end up so overpowered by the end, it’s the only way to go.
IGN only gave it a 6/10 back in the day, but if you enjoyed the first game, I think it’s a must.
This remake also got a kick ass trailer, set to Rammstein’s “Amerika:”
Snaps of My Journey Through the Game
I love Arkvoodle.
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